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Offline coolman50544

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Re: Electron configuration of Fe2+
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2019, 11:50:23 PM »
[...] the effective nuclear charge increase from the loss of two electrons is more drastic for 3d orbitals than the 4s orbital [...]
Why? 4s orbitals are lower than 3d. They should be more sensitive to additional protons.

Consider the difference in radius between 3d and 4s electrons. Potential energy decreases as radius between charges decreases.

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Re: Electron configuration of Fe2+
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2019, 07:13:12 AM »
[...] a sum of +z and -z from the upper right z2 would have only two lobes in the xy plane [...]

Porca miseria! The upper right z2 at the linked site has zero angular momentum around z. No such thing as +z and -z.
This doesn't change the deductions.

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